Retrieving documents based on gene name variations: MedIER at TREC 2017 Precision Medicine Track

Tong Yin, Danny T. Y. Wu, V. G. Vinod Vydiswaran
2017 Text Retrieval Conference  
The TREC 2017 Precision Medicine Track focused on finding relevant medical documents -scientific abstracts and clinical trials -for cancer patient cases based on specific genetic variation and demographic information. We focused on the genetic variations mentioned in the query and explored ways to modify the search query and the retrieval ranking using this information. Further, we explored filtering retrieved results based on demographic information matching for clinical trials. The results
more » ... w little improvements of the approaches over baseline runs, and suggest need for additional exploration.
dblp:conf/trec/YinWV17 fatcat:gds7glbp3fcyllu2tnvfv6ztsi